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Photo ou archives : F-M. Dumas

Capacity : 125
Model : CX
Production : 1991 - 1992
Category : (R) Route


125 CX – 1991

Too much in advance


The last time a motorcycle was built withb single-suspension arms front and rear was in 1948, on the Imme, an obscure German 98cc two-stroke. Mounting wheels on stub-axles standard practice on automobiles - is virtually unknown on two wheelers, where the easiest way of achieving adequate rigidity is to support the axles on each side. However, now that manufacturers are studying new forms of suspension, wheels supported on stub-axles may become more common.

Single Aluminum Leg

The Gilera front fork is made like an aircraft landing gear leg, with a large- diameter telescopic unit steered by a yoke and a single aluminum leg carrying the stub-axle. While this layout may not offer dramatic advantages, it eliminates the dead space ahead of the steering head necessary to accommodate a conventional front fork, allowing radical modification of the bike's aesthetics.

Aggressive and Aerodynamic

Thanks to this, Gilera has been able to develop a style that is both aggressive and aerodynamic, with a plunging nose cowl that houses a complete instrument panel. The rear-suspension unit is laid out along more traditional lines. Its complexity comes from mounting the transmission and disc brakes on the same side.


• Engine: 124cc (58x50.6mm) water-cooled single-cylinder two-stroke

• Power output: 30 hp

• Valves: two-stroke with exhaust valve

• Fuel system: 32mm carburetor

• Transmission: 6-speed gearbox; chain final drive

• Suspension: (front) 1.8 in single leg; (rear) aluminum swinging single arm with oleopneumatic shock absorber

• Brakes: (front) double disc; (rear) single disc

• Wheels: light alloy 17 in

• Weight: 265 lb.

After many years in the wilderness, Italian manufacturers are making a comeback with daring stiles, like this Gilera.”

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.